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Practice Plus – Joseph LeBlanc

Clarinetist and app developer Joseph LeBlanc recently introduced his iPhone app Practice Plus. The inexpensive, multitasking app is a bargain at $3.99US. Building upon the success of Metronome+, Practice+ offers many features shared with more sophisticated metronomes such as settings for accents, various subdivisions, meters and sounds. In addition to the metronome, Practice+ includes a […]

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Forestone Reeds

Forestone Reeds

Forestone Reeds is a relatively new reed company based in Japan producing high quality synthetic reeds. According to their website this “new” synthetic reed is actually 30 years in the making. Like many others, I have tried other synthetic reeds over the years. The appeal of the synthetic reed has been their longevity and consistency. […]

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In the Funk Zone with George Garzone

In the Funk Zone with George Garzone

By Skip Spratt Jody Espina of JodyJazz Mouthpieces has recently released his newest publication In the Funk Zone with George Garzone. The set of two Instructional DVDs features Garzone on tenor as well as a formidable rhythm section including Mike Stern; guitar, John Patitucci bass; Rollins Ross; keyboards and Kenwood Dennard on drums. Espina began […]

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Fred Lipsius Improv

Fred Lipsius – Freddy’s Guide to Creative Improvisation

Saxophonist Fred Lipsius has recently produced a new website catering to jazz saxophonists and improvisers alike. The innovative and comprehensive site called Freddy’s Guide to Creative Improvisation offers players of all levels an interactive series of lessons for a modest subscription fee. Many may know Fred Lipsius as the original saxophonist, arranger and conductor with Blood, […]

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Metronome Plus – Joseph LeBlanc

Metronome Plus – Joseph LeBlanc

Clarinetist and app developer Joseph LeBlanc introduced his iPhone app Metronome Plus last year. The inexpensive app is a bargain at $1.99US. Presently it can be downloaded free for a limited time. Metronome Plus offers many features shared with more sophisticated devices such as settings for Accents, various Subdivisions, Meters and Sounds. The tempo can […]

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Warburton Mouthpieces

Warburton A Series and L.A. Tenor Saxophone Mouthpieces

Warburton has recently launched another new series of saxophone mouthpieces. The A Series mouthpieces are available for soprano, alto, tenor and baritone saxophone. They also come in silver or gold plating, and a beautiful marble hard rubber design. The L.A. Tenor Saxophone mouthpieces are available in silver or gold plated finish. They are available for […]

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Kanee Saxophone Mouthpieces

The saxophone market has been flooded in recent years with less expensive Chinese-made instruments. Some of the products widely available to the U.S. market have been of questionable quality in years past. In more recent years, we have seen the quality of the Chinese exports become much higher. Despite the innovations and progress made in […]

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Warburton Ultimate Sax Neck and Mouthpieces

Warburton has recently launched its new series of sax necks and mouthpieces. The Ultimate Sax Neck has taken its cue from many of the innovations and advances Terry Warburton has been so successful with in his line of trumpet mouthpieces and accessories. Eric Falcon of Warburton and formerly JodyJazz has been at the center of […]

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